Honors and Awards

2007   Invited Faculty Speaker, American Academy of Orthopaedics, San Diego
2006   Invited Faculty Guest Speaker, Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital, Paris
2006   Co-chair, Steel Conference Precourse, SCI, Orlando, Florida
2006   Invited Faculty Guest Speaker, AO SPINE Europe, Majorca, Spain
2006   Invited Faculty Guest Speaker, European Cervical Spine Research Society, Berlin
2005   Fellow American College of Surgeons: FACS
2005   Cervical Spine Research Society, Nominated for best Paper Award
2005   Top Physician. Guide to America’s Top Physicians. Consumers Research Council of America
2005   Grant Recipient: Shriners Hospital For Children: >$150,000 for SCI Research
2005   Elected to Active Member. Scoliosis Research Society
2003   Russell Hibbs Basic Science Award, Scoliosis Research Society, Quebec
2003   Grant Recipient: Shriners Hospital For Children: $25,000 for SCI Research
2003   SDEG Fellow—Scoliosis Research Society- Spinal Deformity Education Group Fellowship
2003   Elected Active Member, Cervical Spine Research Society
2003   Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery: FAAOS
2002   Physician of the Year—Orthopaedic Residency Award for Teaching, PCOM, Philadelphia
2002   Golden Stethoscope Award – Most Dedicated Physician, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
2002   American Spinal Injury Association Research Award: $1000.00, First Place Paper
2001   Russell Hibbs Basic Science Award, Scoliosis Research Society, Cleveland
2001   Board Certified, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
2000   Grant Recipient, Cervical Spine Research Society: $30,000 for SCI research
1998   Paul Harrington Award for Orthopaedic Research, Baylor College of Medicine: $1000
1994   Paul Harrington Award for Orthopaedic Research, Baylor College of Medicine: $1000
1994   Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
1992   Georgetown University Medical School, Cum Laude, Rank: 14/200
1991   Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1991   Georgetown University School of Medicine Research Award: $1500
1988   Georgetown University Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

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